• Grand Opening Rotator

    Hours of Operation - Summer

    Happy summer! During June, July, and August the visitor center will be open Fri - Sun 9am to 4:30pm. Hope to see you soon.

  • Blue Heron Rotator

    Birds of Pahranagat NWR

    Are you a birder? Do you use eBird? Adding your sightings to eBird's online database helps us know what species are where and when.

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  • duck banding

    Duck Banding!

    Did you know that over 425 birds have been banded so far in 2018 at Pahranagat?

    Find out more about how and why we band!


Service issues draft environmental assessment for proposed water line on the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge

May 2, 2019

The public has the opportunity to review and comment on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans for constructing an underground water delivery system on the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge. A draft environmental assessment (EA) for the project is available online and at several locations in southern Nevada. Construction of an underground pipeline system will provide independent water delivery to the wetland habitats south of Upper Pahranagat Lake. The project includes installation of approximately three miles of underground pipeline with outlets at Whin Marsh, Middle Marsh, and Lower Pahranagat Lake. Areas impacted by the pipeline are located in previously disturbed sites, and native vegetation will be restored to the construction areas after the project is completed.

Service issues draft environmental assessment for proposed water line on the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge

Duck Stamps Sold Here

Duck Stamp

If you want to do your part to protect nature, a $25 duck stamp is one of the best investments you can make. Since 1934, 98% of duck stamp proceeds have gone towards wetland acquisition. Over 70% of Pahranagat's land was purchased with duck stamp funds.

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Free family-friendly fun

Programs and Events 150 by 118

Check out upcoming events out at the refuge.

Upcoming programs listed here
Camping at Pahranagat

Experience an oasis under the stars

Campsite 150 by 118

Pahranagat NWR has 15 FREE first-come, first-serve campsites along Upper Pahranagat Lake.

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About the Complex

Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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